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  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Apple's new iPhone 6, released this month, and Google's coming update of the Android smartphone have data encryption so sophisticated that only the user may unlock it.

  • AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL Inc. and Microsoft Corp. struck in April.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    1 Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.. 2 FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by EA SP..., Electronic Arts. 9 Crazy Hair Salon- Pretty Girl..., Kids Fun Club by TabTale.

  • Sept 30- EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to $58.15 in premarket trading.

  • What's PayPal's first solo move? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor and billionaire Carl Icahn, who has a 2.5 percent state in eBay, according to FactSet. Acquired by eBay in 2002 for $1.3 billion, PayPal became eBay's fastest-growing segment.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time on mobile devices.

  • Peter Thiel attacks 'slacker' European tech Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:31 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Europe is a "slacker with low expectations", run by politicians that strangle technological progress, Peter Thiel says. The FT reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Women venture-capital partners are becoming scarcer even as more women entrepreneurs are winning venture cash, according to a report from Babson College.

  • Will Google hit $730 within the next year?     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, says Google is relatively inexpensive and provides reasons the stock is headed higher.

  • TORONTO, Sept 29- Canada's broadcast regulator said on Monday it will ignore evidence from Internet-based video providers Netflix Inc and Google Inc when making new rules for television after the companies refused to hand over some data.

  • Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • A start-up that wants to insure your car...cheaply Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Metromile app

    How one tech start-up is using data to make car insurance cheaper.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Law enforcers in Europe need greater powers to retain data for longer in order to catch cybercriminals selling discrete services that police cannot trace under existing regulations, according to a Europol report published on Monday.

  • A Closer Look: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    ATLANTA— As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

  • Facebook takes on Google     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at Facebook's expanding advertising business and how it plans to take on Google with its Atlas ad platform. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, provides insight.

  • Yahoo-AOL: Unfortunately, this isn't 1999 Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    There was a time when a Yahoo-AOL deal would have created a giant so big that regulators would reject it. Not anymore.

  • AOL CEO Armstrong weighs in on Yahoo speculation Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    "I think the Yahoo-Starboard situation is a Yahoo-Starboard situation," AOL's Tim Armstrong tells CNBC.

  • Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.' s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.

  • Facebook launches new tools to grow advertising Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Facebook is making its big and long-anticipated move to grow its reach and take on Google in the advertising.